Back to Abnormal

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#573: “Back to Abnormal”
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8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

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“Back to Abnormal” is episode #573 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Kathy Buchanan, and originally aired on October 1, 2005.


Finding a job becomes Eugene’s goal after learning he’s not needed at Campbell College. Wooton Bassett tries to help Grady McKay deal with changes at home when his mom starts a new job.


Eugene is back in Odyssey and suddenly finds that everything has changed! His job as a research assistant at Campbell County Community College has been replaced, the Computer Club has a new president, and even Whit's End doesn’t seem to need his expertise anymore. Eugene spends his time automating all the appliances in his house, but Katrina just wants to make chicken for dinner.

While Eugene tries to find his new place in Odyssey, Grady and Samantha McKay deal with changes of their own. Their mom has a new job working as a cleaning lady in their apartment building, but she works nights so Grady and Samantha don’t see her as much. Their mom gets in big trouble because Grady keeps running downstairs to interrupt her work. When their refrigerator breaks one evening, Samantha hurts her leg and they get into trouble with their downstairs neighbor.

Eugene learns of the refrigerator crisis and discovers how his talents can be applied in Odyssey once again. And with a little help from Wooton and Eugene, Grady realizes that change can be good. Eugene and Katrina pray for God’s direction and begin to make plans for their future contribution to Odyssey.

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  1. Why did Grady not want Sam to get their mom?


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Role Voice Actor
Dean Joshua Martin Unknown
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan
Grady McKay Jordan Orr
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Katrina Meltsner Audrey Wasilewski
Kristi McKay Julianne Buescher
Samantha McKay Mary Mouser
Wooton Bassett Jess Harnell
Upset Neighbor Unknown

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Dean Douglas Rogers Eugene Meltsner




Wooton Bassett: Wow, you look lower than my stock in powdered meat!

Katrina Meltsner: Oh, I don't think you know what normal is. I am going to start camping out in the backyard if that toaster reprimands me one more time.
Eugene Meltsner: Now actually Katrina, the toaster has been quite polite.
Katrina Meltsner: I think I have been quite polite! Do you hear what that coffeemaker is saying to me?!

Wooton Bassett: Wow. A Self-Tucker. I respect that.